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  1. after you level the stand cut the plywood to fit directly to the floor. i think it looks better than a piece of trim like baseboard.
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    I am somewhat familiar with woodworking. I am not a professional, nor anywhere close to that level. You said wrap the stand right to the floor. WHat exactly does that mean? Thanks for the info. It is greatly appreciated.
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    hey! I saw on one of your posts that you are a carpenter. i have a question for you concerning stand building. Will 2x4's be enough to support a 200g tank?
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tank update

by marks69 on 05-25-2011 at 08:53 PM
well after a few months i finally got my new pump installed. i have a 110g tall dt, 45g refugium, 50g sump. i drilled my dt for a sort of closed loop, with 4 returns. but i only drilled 2-1 1/2" drains. so running the bean drains with 1 full siphon, and 1 emergency i can't really have a closed loop, so i have to run it through the sump. the dart i originally bought on the advise of a local dealer wasn't enough to pump upstairs. he wouldn't take the pump back for exchange even though it

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Tank Entry

finally filled

by marks69 on 03-15-2011 at 09:05 PM
well it's been a long few months now. first i wanted to move my sump to the basement, both for a larger one, and to take advantage in the cooling, and also to set up a real refugium. so in sept, while working insane hours i started. i get most of the plumbing done except for a few parts that i didn't have time to get. my town isn't well known for having salt stuff, and the only place that sells plumbing parts that i needed was only open when i was working. i still had my small sump running

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DIY projects

nice weather

by marks69 on 12-06-2010 at 07:25 PM
well we got a surprise today. 3' or snow today, added to the 6" from yesterday. and another 6" every day this week. my whole town shut down. and unfortunately i work around 45 minutes away, through the worst part of the snow belt.
was a great ride this morning in a 41 year old pick up truck. found out my defrost leaks alot of air behind the dash, my engine puts out too much horse power for winter driving? and pucker factor doesn't help you stop in the middle of nowhere when

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new sump help

by marks69 on 09-19-2010 at 10:57 AM
hi all. i have a 29g sump and it runs fine. but my new pump will handle more flow so i want to upgrade.lol i have a 55g with a cracked center brace that i can use. i have the wife's permission to set it up downstairs and plumb it to my tank. the 29 has a ref, skimmer and return section. i was thinking to still use it, just as a skimmer and ref, then drain the water into the 55, half to the return section and half to another ref. the pump is the snapper hybrid, so will do around 1800g at 10'.

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help finding return pump.

by marks69 on 05-04-2010 at 08:24 PM
hi all. i need to find a quieter return pump before the wife flips out. i'm running the little giant and it's a little less flow than i want, and way too loud. i can go to 1.5" intake. i'm looking for something that'll flow around 1700-2000 gph.
the snapper would be good but i would have to reduce the intake a bit. any ideas? panworld 200, gen x pcx-150.

Updated 05-05-2010 at 11:51 PM by melev